The FSB-UC Fieldscope Digiscoping Bracket from Nikon is a universal bracket designed to attach a COOLPIX point-and-shoot camera to a Nikon Fieldscope or Field Microscope. This redesigned digiscoping adapter enables the operator to replace batteries and media storage on most COOLPIX cameras without detaching it from the optic. An included light shielding rubber sleeve preserves image quality by preventing glare caused by stray light. Also included is a 20-inch shutter release cable that eliminates camera shake introduced when depressing the camera's shutter button by hand. Using the FSB-UC bracket, observers can transform their telescopic or microscopic view into photo and video of their latest sighting.
Compatible Digital Cameras (COOLPIX) (as of February, 2014)
With FEP Series for EDG Fieldscopes (except FEP-20-60), Wide DS Fieldscope Eyepieces and EZ-Micro:
P series (P6000*1 / P5100 / P5000 / P340 / P330 / P310 / P300)
S series (S5200 / S5100*2 / S4400 / S4300 / S4150 / S4100 / S4000 / S3300 / S3100 / S3000 / S2800 / S2750 / S2700*2 / S2600 / S2500 / S710 / S700 / S640*3 / S620 / S610 / S610c / S600 / S570 / S560*4 / S520 / S510 / S500 / S230 / S220 / S32 / S31 / S30)
L series (L30 / L29 / L28 / L27 / L26 / L25 / L23 / L22 / L21 / L20 / L19)
- *1The combination of the COOLPIX P6000, FSB-UC and EZ-Micro is not recommended in terms of the weight balance.
- *2Cannot be used with EDG Fieldscope eyepiece FEP-25 LER because of the vignetting.
- *3Only with EDG Fieldscope eyepieces, except FEP-25LER. FEP-25LER and DS eyepieces are not recommended because of the vignetting.
- *4Only with EDG Fieldscope eyepieces. Attaching a DS eyepiece is not recommended because of the vignetting.
[COOLPIX digital cameras released since October, 2008 have been evaluated.]
With NEP Series for MONARCH Fieldscopes:
P series (P340 / P330)
S series (S5200 / S4400 / S2800 / S2750 / S2700 / S32 / S31)
L series (L30 / L29 / L28 / L27)
[COOLPIX digital cameras released since February, 2013 have been evaluated.]
With SEP Series for PROSTAFF 5 Fieldscopes:
P series (P340 / P330*1*2 / P310 / P300)
S series (S5200*3 / S4400 / S4300 / S4150 / S4100 / S3300 / S3100 / S2800 / S2750*2 / S2700*2 / S2600 / S2500 / S32 / S31*1*3)
L series (L30 / L29 / L28*1 / L27 / L26 / L25)
- *1Cannot be used with PROSTAFF 5 Fieldscope eyepiece SEP-20-60 because of the vignetting.
- *2Cannot be used with PROSTAFF 5 Fieldscope eyepiece SEP-25 because of the vignetting.
- *3Cannot be used with PROSTAFF 5 Fieldscope eyepiece SEP-38W because of the vignetting.
[COOLPIX digital cameras released since February, 2011 have been evaluated.]
- Vignetting may occur even with compatible models; occurrence of vignetting also depends on the subject and other shooting conditions
- Camera position may become misaligned during camera operation or replacement of batteries or recording media; adjust the camera if necessary before releasing the shutter (Removing the camera is necessary when replacing batteries or recording media.)
- If you notice external light on the monitor or picture image, we recommend that you use a shield such as the supplied light shielding rubber sheet or a black cloth to prevent light entering between the mount and lens of the camera
- Conventional MC eyepieces cannot be used; please use DS eyepieces for connection with the FSB-UC
Nikon FSB-UC Fieldscope Digiscoping Bracket for COOLPIX